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dc.contributor.advisorMiller, Marc Len_US
dc.contributor.authorRudell, Paul Nielsonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-13T17:38:16Z
dc.date.available2013-09-14T11:05:26Z
dc.date.issued2012-09-13
dc.date.submitted2012en_US
dc.identifier.otherRudell_washington_0250O_10229.pdfen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/20860
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's)--University of Washington, 2012en_US
dc.description.abstractGeoduck (<italic>Panopea generosa</italic>) clam aquaculture on Washington State tidelands is causing disagreement and debate among coastal stakeholders. This study uses Q methodology to investigate the subjective perceptions and attitudes of 36 coastal stakeholders involved in the geoduck aquaculture debate and to identify central issues. A total of 1,338 potential Q statements were generated resulting in a set of 55 Q statements that were chosen to represent the full range of viewpoints. Analysis discovered two social perspectives held by participants, emphasized areas of consensus and disagreement and identified four highly contentious issues. Those following Perspective 1 generally thought favorably about the potential growth of geoduck culture and included participants identified as managers, academic scientists, shellfish growers, tribal members, and students. Those following Perspective 2 were generally against further development of geoduck culture and included waterfront landowners and non-governmental organizations. This study demonstrates the ability of Q methodology to provide framework and structure to the geoduck aquaculture debate, and highlight promising areas to be addressed by research and outreach.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
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dc.subjectaquaculture; geoduck; Q Methodology; social perspectives; sustainabilityen_US
dc.subject.otherSocial researchen_US
dc.subject.otherNatural resource managementen_US
dc.subject.otherSustainabilityen_US
dc.subject.otherMarine affairsen_US
dc.titleHuman Perceptions and Attitudes Regarding Geoduck Aquaculture in Puget Sound, Washington: A Q Methodology Approachen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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